The Brave New World of Ample Oil

Guest post by Tilak Doshi In the oil universe, the September 14th attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities is comparable to the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York City. Yet, the taking out of half of the Kingdom’s oil output led not to an oil shock but a whimper. Barely two weeks…

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Michael Mann: Climate “Deniers” are Exploiting the Lifestyle Change Movement

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to veteran climate conspiracy theorist Michael Mann, climate “deniers” are deflecting attention from large scale societal reform by deceiving people into focusing on climate friendly lifestyle changes. Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked‘Pernicious’ campaign is unfair on well-meaning people who want to help – expert Robin McKieScience editorSun…

Predictions are Hard, Especially About the Future

Gasoline vs Electric Vehicle Future Fuel Costs This was originally a comment on David Middleton’s post, https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/31/the-oil-age-is-doing-just-fine-bloomberg-new-energy-finance-notwithstanding/ The original comment was from Detengineer, in reply to another comment from Mark, so the 2nd paragraph is directed at Mark, not David. Detegineer goes into very good detailed calculations, on replacing ICE with EVs. Mod. I think…

Extinction Rebellion Calls African Oil Leaders “Climate Criminals”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova; Extinction rebellion have staged a protest at an oil conference in South Africa, calling African conference delegates “climate criminals” for discussing how to develop their oil resource windfalls. Extinction Rebellion calls Africa Oil Week delegates “climate criminals” 8 November 2019 By Madison Yauger Activists are demanding that government declare a…

Group of orange fungi photographed at the King's Landing Historical Settlement in Prince William, New Brunswick, Canada.

Plants and fungi together could slow climate change

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis A new global assessment shows that human impacts have greatly reduced plant-fungus symbioses, which play a key role in sequestering carbon in soils. Restoring these ecosystems could be one strategy to slow climate change. Human-induced transformations of Earth’s ecosystems have strongly affected distribution patterns of plant-fungus symbioses known as…

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The Fossil Fuel Dilemma

Guest post by David L. Debertin, California again easily could become one of the top three fossil fuel producing states in the nation, but the largely liberal state has made drilling for fossil fuels within the state very difficult if not impossible. So the drillers have wisely looked elsewhere for locations that pose less of…

Pathway 2045 (2)

Guest post by Rud Istvan Part One provided a high level overview of SoCalEd’s silly version of the Green New Deal. This second guest post flies strafing low and slow over point one of five of SoCalEd’s net neutral carbon 2045 plan—decarbonized grid electricity. There are two pathways to decarbonized grid electricity: nuclear, or renewables.…